Updated: One of two rescued from Edmonds house fire dies

Photo courtesy South County Fire

Two people were rescued from a house fire in the 7200 block of 224th Street Southwest in Edmonds Friday, during a significant response that included nearly 40 firefighters, South County Fire said.

One of the two victims — a man — died as a result of his injuries, while the condition of the other victim — a woman — was unknown, the Everett Herald reported Saturday.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Friday when a 911 caller reported smoke coming from the home and sounds of a baby crying inside. Firefighters began arriving six minutes later and, likely due to the vast response, were able to quickly locate a woman and man inside the home, South County Fire spokesperson Christie Veley said. After rescuing the victims, firefighters immediately began providing medical care and transported both patients to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries. It is believed the crying sounds came from a dog that died in the fire.

Fire and smoke severely damaged the home. The cause of the fire will be investigated by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office with assistance from South County Fire.

Support 7 and American Red Cross volunteers are assisting several people displaced by the fire.

  1. Teresa-update on this. Everett Herald reports one of the residents has passed away.

    These are our neighbors. Very sad.

  2. Is there anything being done in the community to support the family? I know several folks that would like to help.

  3. Thank you all for your support during this difficult time. Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.

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